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Iconic Raffles Singapore to embark on restoration programme

Raffles Singapore, the iconic luxury property managed under the award-winning international hospitality group, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, has announced that it will embark on a careful and sensitive restoration programme. The restoration of this acclaimed heritage hotel, owned by Katara Hospitality, a globally recognised hospitality owner, developer and operator, will be conducted over three phases to ensure every detail of the programme is approached with careful consideration.

Phase One of the programme will begin in January 2017 and see the Raffles […]

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Hoshino Resorts makes 1st foray outside Japan with the opening of the Hoshinoya Bali January 2017

Luxury hotel operator Hoshino Resorts is opening its first property outside of Japan with the opening of the Hoshinoya Bali in January 20, 2017.

It will be located in Ubud, overlooking the Pakerisan River, comprising 30 rooms in three categories, a restaurant, café, spa and pool. The resort is designed to coexist with the surrounding rice terraces, which have been designated Bali’s first UNESCO World Heritage site.

The company is actively looking to expand its portfolio overseas while still developing in its […]

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Indonesian Hotel General Managers Group Calls for a Halt to New Hotel Licenses in Bali

DenPost report that the vice-chairman of the Indonesian Hotel General Managers Association (IHGMA), I Made Ramia Adnyana, is urging the government to limit the number of permits given to build new hotels in Bali.

Speaking on Friday, October 7, 2016, Adnyana warned that if new hotel licenses are not soon curtailed, a room rate war will become unavoidable. The IHGMA leader said the government needs to focus on improving Bali’s road infrastructure and tourism objects in order to permit better service […]

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1,500 hotel rooms in Mandalika/Lombok to be ready for tourists by 2018

The state-owned firm tasked with developing tourism in the Mandalika special economic zone (KEK) in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, says it is currently focusing on supporting infrastructure, including access roads, water treatment facilities and solar power plants.

“We have also started the construction of the Mandalika Grand Mosque to make the KEK Mandalika a Muslim-friendly destination,” said Edwin Darmasetiawan, development director at the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC).

It was expected that around 1,500 hotel rooms could enter operation in 2018, Edwin […]

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1st Novotel Suites of Asia Pacific opens in Hanoi

Novotel, the international midscale brand under the management of world- leading traveland lifestyle group and digital innovator AccorHotels, has introduced the first Novotel Suites concept to Asia Pacific.

AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe, has introduced its new ‘home-away-from-home’ Novotel Suites brand for longer stays in a hub of activity in at […]

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Absolute Hotel Services to open Eastin Grand Resort Phu Quoc in 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand – CEO of Absolute Hotel Services Group, Jonathan Wigley is delighted to announce a new branded property the Eastin Grand Resort Phu Quoc.

The resort is targeted to open in late 2018.

Eastin Grand Resort Phu Quoc will be a mixed used development of 85 hectares, located at Long Beach, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam.

The resorts accommodation which will consist over 600 rooms including standard rooms, superior rooms, suites and villas. The resort is planned […]

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